I respect who is doing the boycott. I'm not doing it as I got me some games that I wanted for about 1,50 € each and also accepting giveways offered by other users I am incentivating money being spent in the store. I don't see the boycott as a successful thing as it is tied up with the vision of GOG that the old users base has, while the company has attracted many new customers ready for CP2077 and in game purchases and online exclusive content and such. The Devotion thing is an embarassment but I don't see neather Itch.io, Humble or Steam selling it. GOG mistake was carelessy announcing it. Let's put it this way: I'm vegan but i'm not boycotting any store selling eggs and milk and meat. I'll just go in and take my veggies. The supermarket could lose all vegan customers and don't mind, because we are not so many. GOG customers who care for what we believed were core values are few compared to all the new users. Years ago they were seducing us announcing new Linux releases, and now Linux is so out of the plans that there's not even Galaxy for it yet. It's a different GOG...by the way, yesterday after almost 2 years of waiting I bought a game on Steam and it was DRM free, it was not even written anywhere.
I see your point. However, I think where the 'grocery store' analogy breaks down is that there is not such a clear inherent distinction between DRMed and DRM-free games, in the way that there is with veggies and meat/eggs. Veggies are veggies and meat is meat and that is that. The distinction is unavoidable and will always be there. However, a video game can be released either with our without DRM, at the choice of the developer.
What occurs to me is that, if GOG start allowing more DRMed games onto the store (which the Epic deal seems to be effectively doing), then developers will have less incentive to release games DRM-free, because they can access GOG and still keep the DRM. They can have their cake and eat it.
I think the vegetarian might be less willing to buy their veggies from a store that sells both meat and veggies, if the fact that the store sells meat is likely to make it less easy to buy veggies in the future. I don't agree that the presence of DRMed games on GOG, as long as they are clearly labelled, would have no negative impact for those that value DRM-free games.
Thought I'd prepare a list or two, since that's what I often do.
Thanks very much for posting that list. I saw your earlier message about it, but was a bit busy yesterday evening. Do you mind if I copy it to the first post?